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Judge Hall of Santa Barbara dies suddenly of kidney trouble.
Riverside county oranges going forward at the rate of 5000 boxes per day.
The town of Orange is furnishing its full quota of Klondike excursion
The famous Mendenhall land case at San Diego decided by the supreme
A former citizen of Santa Ana among the men who struck it rich in the
Santa Monica welcomes the tourist from the east, who begins to appear
quite numerously.
An impious sneak thief gets away with the Sunday contribution of the
San Bernardino Methodists.
Long Beach people organize a company for a trip to the Klondike, to make
the voyage in the schooner Penelope.
PASADENA, Jan. 19,-(Rcgular Corre
spondence.) The city attorney has on hand
the drawing up of a resolution of intention
for the opening of Center slreet from Mad
ison avenue through to Lake. The move
ment is backed up by the councilmen and
residents of the vicinity, but no petition
for extension has been entered. The coun
cil must therefore act under the Vrooman
The council has declined e#e bid for re
furnishing the present city hall for an
other term. There will be another adver
tisement for bids.
An enjoyable dance took place last even
ing at La Solana. The hall was prettily
decorated with potted plants and ferns.
At 12 oclock supper was served and danc
ing was indulged in until 2:30 oclock. Mes
dames Maude, Glvens, Johnson and Che
nute acted as chaparones. The guests
were Mr. and Mrs. Bailey, Misses Blanche
Bolt, Cloud, Randall, Lutz. Wood. Mar
low, Osborn, McCallum. Nellie McCallum,
Glvens, Pease, Abbott, Mrs. Smith; Messrs.
Sutton, Henry Sutton, Stimson. Allen.
Percy Allen, Merwin. Merrill. Williams.
Fish, Fisher, Swales, Lutz, Randall and
Prof. Ford.
The Young People's auxiliary of the
Unlvesallst church gave a socinl last even
ing, tbe entertainment having been
planned by A. H. Chamberlain. Miss Ella
Bonner, Prof. Evans and Albert Mercer.
A delightful program of music, etc.. was
rendered and refreshments were served.
The Scott club met last evening at the
home of Mrs. C. K. Myers on Lincoln ave
nue. The subject was "Ivanhoe." Mrs.
Vandecar opened the meeting anil papers
were read by Mrs. McCulley, Mrs. Brad
street and Mrs. Myers. Mrs. Bradstreet
also contributed several vocal solos. Fol
lowing this program there was a general
discussion upon "Escutcheon."
Evan Evans will appear in the recorder's
court In a few days to answer to the charge
of threatening to beat out Charles Berry's
brains with a hammer. Berry and Evans
live on adjoining propenies In the Arroyo.
Mr. Evans renting from Berry. They have
frequently disputed over the boundary line
between their places. Evans thought him
self entitled lo more land than Berry al
lowed him, and according he had a sur
veyor run the line, proving his assertion
to be more than correct. Still Berry would
not admit the right, and they came to hard
words. It was on last Wednesday that
Evans made the threat. Berry has sworn
to a warrant for Evans' arrest.
Darius D. Morse met with an accident
this morning which resulted in seriously
Injuring his spine and cutting a severe
gash In his head. He had gotten Into his
carriage, when the horse started and the
carriage caught in the heeiye and was
The O. U. A. M. Installed officers this
evening as follows: Councilor. L. E. Can
field; vice-co;incl!or, C. E. Mitchell secrc
tary. Frank Flicklnger; recording secre
tary, F. T. Hlllier: assistant secretary, E.
G, Weil: financial secretary. Samuel
Weight: treasurer. L. 11. Brown; exam
iner, Charles Calvin: inside protector, T.
C. Beal; outside protector. F, M. Riggs;
physician. Dr. C. A. Brlggs; trustees, S.
W. Wilson, B. T. Knight and F. M. Wash
The house of Mrs. Dora S. W( rnt r, which
was burned in North Pasadena last even
ing, was insured for $500, and the contents
for $350. Mr. Werner, who is employed on
the Green Annex, fi els very badly over the
catastrophe, which comes close upon pre
vious bad luck.
A series of biological lectures will be
given at Throop Institute during the com
ing term. The first of the series will be
given next Friday afternoon at 3:30. The
rubject will be "Bacteria In Their Rela
tion to Medicine and Agriculture." The
public is invited.
The marriage of George J. Brenner and
Miss Grace Adella Ketehum took place
this evening at the home of ihe bride's par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. A. 1. Ketehum of La
Canyada, Rev. N. H, U. Fife officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Brenner will take no wed
ding- trip, but will take up housekeeping
at 39 East Walnut street. Mr. Brenner Is
the popular clerk with Conrad & Hotaling.
On Saturday ot this week Company I
will have its state shoot at the San Rafael
range, with Lieut. Thaxter in charge. Car
riages wiil convey the boys to and from
the grounds and lunch will Deserved there.
On Monday next the company goes 10 Los
Angeles to take pari In the California gold
Prof. Graham of the high school and
President Edwards of Throop have as
sured the officers of tho Hetler Roads so
ciety that they will use their Influence to
have the school children take part In the
bicycle parade, which will probably take
place on the afternoon of February sth.
Prof. C. C. Bragdon and wife of Au
burnsdale. Mass., are registered at the
Green. Prof. Bragdon la the-gentleman who
aroused Interest last winter In the found
ing of a woman's college In Pasadena. At
o meeting twenty-five public spirited citi
zens were chosen to co-operate with him,
These efforts will be revived this season
to interest capital In the project.
Ralph Sklllen, .sen of Major Skillen of
East Colorado strei t, arrived this evening
from Philadelphia, where he has been
practicing dentistry.
Miss Frances Gilbert returned last night
from Cleveland, where she accompanied
the remains of her uncle. Judge Estep.
Mr. Bullock left today for San Francisco.
Mrs. E. L. Swartzel of Pasadena avenue
Is seriously ill.
Robert Vandevort left yesterday for Chi
cago on business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Benedict entertained
Dr. Mlchener of Los Angeles at lunch yes
Mamie Jump of Delacsy street is serious
ly ill, and typhoid fever is feared.
SANTA MONICA, Jan. 19.-(Regular
Correspondence.) That a good many of
the eastern tourists arriving in Los An-
Monica Is evidenced by the large number
of strangers seen on the streets dally.
At a meeting of St. Margaret's guild yes
terday afternoon resolutions of approval
were adopted concerning the action of the
board of trustees in revoking the licenses
of two saloons.
Gray & Son of this city were this morn
ing awarded the contract for furnishing
the year's supply of wood and coal to the
Soldiers' home.
Rev. Levi M. Hartley, pastor of Simpson
Memorial tabernacle, Los Angeles, and his
wife were the guests of Rev. and Mrs. R.
C. Wuestenberg yesterday.
The ladies of St. Margaret's guild will
give a social on Friday evening. January
LONG BEACH, Jan. 19.—(Regular Cor
respondence.) A lodge of the Knights of
Pythias will be installed here Saturday
night. The new lodge will have about
forty—five members to start with, thirty
five of whom will be initiates.
Ed Bolter, late proprietor of the Seaside
Inn, has opened a confectionery and res
taurant in the new brick building, corner
of Pine avenue and Second street.
Bishop Johnson of Los Angeles officiated
at the confirmation services at the Episco
pal church here on Sunday morning.
At a meeting held on Tuesday by the
company being organized at this place to
go to Klondike on the schooner Penelope.
C. C. Reynolds of Pasadena, G. McCol
lough, A. P. Wilson of Los Angeles, M. B.
Sanders of Santa Innes, Santa Barbara,
and M. J. Shaul of this place were elected
as a temporary board of directors.
Miss Birdie Hill of Los Angeles, who was
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley, returned
home Saturday of last week.
GLENDALE, Jan. 19.—(Regular Corres
pondence.) Among the recent comers is
C. N. Peck of Pomona,.who has purchased
a house and ten lots here.
E. W. Goodrich has purchased a neat cot
tage near the beautiful home of Mr. Eck
H. G. Doyle has sold one of his cottages
lo an eastern man, and says he is going to
A pleasant wedding occurred at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher this aften
noon, when their daughter Nellie and Geo.
E. Ralney of Pomona were married. Rev.
Crist of the M. E. church performed the
SANTA ANA. Jan. 19.—(Regular Corre
spondence.) The following Jurors have
been summoned to appear before Superior
Judge Ballard on January 31st: John Mor
ris, D. L. Lee, J. J. Schneider, G. E. Sutton.
Yf. M. McFadden. W. \V. Scott, H. F.
Gardner, Thos. Frazier, James De Haven,
A. J. Lawton, L. N. Brooks, D. O. Stewart.
M. J. Bundy. L. F. Lewis. J. P. Williams,
John Slone. J. W. Hill, J. T. Wilson, E. B.
Foster. J. C. Thompson. E. A. Chaffee, I.
L. Conner, George C. Hagar, D. B. Newell,
Fred Rohr, W. A. Jones. M. A. Flood, G.
W. Stevens. E. A .Yale and W. M. Barnes.
Rev. S. H. Weller of Los Angeles is in
town in the interests of the University ex
tension club, which was formed here last
The regular state shoot of company L
was held yesterday under the inspection
of Lieutenant Thaxter. This was the third
anil last shoot for the year and silver stars
for average of 52 at 200 yards and 45 at
300 *o T.no yards were awarded to Captain
Flnley, Sergeant Thompson. Corporals
Vestal and McClay and Privates Carmack,
and J. H. Ellis.
A University Extension club was formed
in Santa Ana last night with thirty-three
members and the following officers: Presi
dent, Lyman J. Gregory; vice-president.
Rev. M. M. Kllpatriok: secretary and
treasurer. Mrs. J. A. Flnley.
W. H. Welch, who several years ago was
deputy marshall of Santa Ana, is one of
the minors who struck it rich at Klondike.
He landed in Seattle Monday with a fur
Mrs. Richard Brown of Cazadero, and
Misses Jessie Stump and Miss May Cooper
of Santa Rosa, are visiting Mrs. H. W.
Keim of Tustin.
Walter S. Gregg, aged 26. and Cora Wil
bur, aged 20. both of Orange, were granted
a license to wed today.
The next attraction at the Grand opera
house will be Nellie McHenry and her ex
cellent company of comedians, who are
billed for February 3d.
Mrs. W. W. Crozler gave a party this
afternoon to a large number of her lady
The Vorke club has issued invitations for
a masque ball on Friday evening at Neill's
FFLLERTON, Jan. 19.—(Regular Corre
spondence.) P. A. Schumacher left Sunday
for Port Townsend to Join his party of gold
seekers who will leave February Ist for
the Copper river valley.
Six tough-looking hobos were sent to the
county Jail this morning to serve twenty
days each. They plead guilty to mlsde
meanora, having burned the cypress hedge
on Mr. Pendergrast's land.
The Tribune has donated 200 copies of Its
last year's special edition to the local
chamber of commerce for the Fullerton
exhibit at the chamber of commerce In Los
T. B. Sandilanils has recently bought sev
eral carloads of Riverside oranges to ship
direct to New York.
Mr. and Mrs. James Conliff are entertain
ing friends from the east.
The three large packing houses opened
Monday and oranges will now begin to
move rapidly.
Mrs. Lyman Astley left this week for
Colorado to visit relatives.
ORANGE, Jan. 19 (Regular Corre
spondence.) E. B. Williams and Arthur
— ■ .. —
day. John Ludemann will start on Thurs
day and expects to join the party at San
W. H. Squier of Hastings, Mich., arrived
at Orange on Monday and Is a guest of Mr.
and Mrs. J. G. Gunsolus.
A daughter was born to the wife of Mr.
Van Pelt of Olive on Tuesday.
The president of "Whatsoever circle" of
the King's Daughters has Issued a call to
meet at the residence of Mrs. Charles
Edelman on Tuesday afternoon, January
25th. from 2 to 5 oclock.
Walter Gregg and Miss Cora Wllber, both
of Orange, were married this afternoon.
REDLANDS, Jan. 19.—(Regular Corre
spondence.) A reception was tendered to
the Spinet and Its friends last evening by
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Hubbard, in honor of
Miss Villa Whitney White, who will give
three song recitals In Redrands this week
under the auspices of the Spinet. Some
three hundred invited guests attended the
reception. Refreshments were Served and
there was music by the Redlands orches
tra. The reception was pronounced a very
enjoyable occasion by all who participated.
Redlands parlor. Native Sons of the
Golden West, held its annual meeting and
election of officers last evening. The elec
tion resulted as follows: G. M. Small
wood, president; T. M. Dugan, first vice
president; L. H, Dow, Jr., second vice
president; 1.. A. Pfelffer, third vice-presi
dent; J. A. Rivera, secretary: F. P. Mor
rison, treasurer; J. W. F. Diss, trustee; C
H. Crane, marshal.
The high school cadets have organised
and elected officers and are being drilled
today by Col. J. T. Rltchey, preparatory
to a participation in the coming celebra
tion of Washington's birthday.
Invitations have been issued for a grand
military ball to be given by company G.
N. G. C, at the Academy of Music, Thurs
day evening, January 27th.
SAN BERNARDINO, Jan. 19.—(Regular
Correspondence.) After the morning col
lection at the First M. E. church Sunda}
the baskets of coin were left on a front
seat in the auditorium till night, when,
on looking for them, the empty baskets
were discovered in the pastor's study, bu:
the money was ail gone. No clue.
The recent disastrous fire has called at
tention to the facilities afforded the de
partment for handling such a conflagra
tion and the supply of water available ir
such emergencies. The city trustees have
passed a new fire ordinance, which extend?
the fire limits for planing mills, sawmills,
box factories or any building to be used
for the manufacture of lumber in any
form, excepting carpenter shops, carriage
shops or any building where lumber i>
manufactured without the use of exten
sive machinery. The new limits run frorr
Second to Ninth and from C to I streets
The departure of Prof. C. E. Percy to
Los Angeles to take the direction of a
church choir in that city was the occasion
of a farewell testimonial concert Tues
day night that brought out his friends in
large numbers to listen to a program o:
exceptional merit.
The Ord Mountain Mining and Smeltinf
company has filed on fifty inches of watei
and five acres of land for access to it. sit
uated on the east end of the canyon that
runs across the south end of the Daisy
mine, in the Ord Mountain district.
The Pioneer society and the Native Sons
combined to have a Golden Jubilee festival
on Monday next, and for that purpose
asked aid from the supervisors. No help
was given, and in consequence the pro
jected demonstration will not materialize,
but the pioneers, not to be denied their
fun. have taken Armory hall and will hold
a pioneer meeting with special features, to
which they will invite the public.
Joseph L. Jonas goes to San Francisco
to attend the meeting of the grand lodge of
B'nai B'rith, which convenes next Sunday.
Miss Mamie Foley is visiting friends at
Pasadena this week.
RIVERSIDE 1 , Jan. 19.—(Regular Corres
pondence.) Sheriff Johnson and Deputy
Sheriff Eugene Johnson left for San Quen
tin today, having in charge T. M. White,
C. McFarland and Joseph Cantor.
Elmer Willis, an old and well known
resident of this city and county, was
brought in from San Jacinto last evening
to be examined on a charge of Insanity.
Albert Campbell, a civil engineer of this
city, left today for the San Gabriel canyon,
where he goes to take employment with
the Los Angeles Electric company, which
is engaged in constructing a system of
canals and tunnels there for power for an
electric plant.
At a regular meeting of Riverside lodge,
I. O. O. F.. held last evening. District Dep
uty Grand Master Walter Shay of High
land installed the following officers: Ed
Grundstrom. N. G.; John Bedwell. V. G.;
T. K. Sebum, recording secretary; M. C.
Paxton, financial secretary; F. P. Wilson,
treasurer; Joseph Schneider, trustee; Ed
Nicholson, warden; J. Brown, conductor.
Temple No. 12, Rathbone Sisters, in
stalled the fo'sjj.ving officers last night:
Fannie Miller, E. C.l Marian Squire, Ben.;
Etta Cundlff, Jun.: Franc's Ward, mana
ger. The Installation was public and a
large number of people, friends of the tem
ple, was present.
The shipments of oranges to date amount
to 303.306 boxes. Shipments are going for
ward at the rate of about 5000 boxes daily
The examination in the case against J.
Irving Crowell, who is charged with hav
ing obtained money by false pretenses by
11. K. Cunningham from the latter, took
place In Justice Miller's court today, and
the court, after listening to the evidence,
took the matter under advisement until
tomorrow. The gist of the complaint is
that Crowell misrepresented a water claim
to Cunningham. The evidence offered was
very conflicting. Crowell Is known in this
and surrounding counties as a land spec
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19.—(Regular Corre
spondence.) The famous land case of Men
denhall vs. Trujillo et al., relating to the
Rancho Cuca near the Palomar mountains,
in this county, was finally disposed of this
morning when a decree was filed by which
the plaintiff becomes owner of lot 1, con
taining 1874.25 acres and the defendant,
Marie Apisa .Trujillo is given lot 2, con
taining 300 acres. The case was notable on
account of tho number of illegitimate
children involved in the controversy, one of
the Indian women testifying that no two
of her large family were the offspring of
the same father.
There is a scarcity of cattle below the
line that almost amounts to a famine. The
price of beef at Ensenada has gone up to
40 and 50 cents a pound.
Collector John C. Fisher this morning
appointed George H. Henker of Coronado
deputy inspector to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of Deputy E. W. Mans
SANTA BARBARA, Jan. 19.—(Regular
Correspondence.) Judge E. B. Hall, aged
78 years, died today at his home In Monte
clto. Judge Hall was a prominent attor
ney of this county, and one of the wealth
iest and most prominent citizens. He was
a native of Virginia and one ot tbe few
members of tbe secession convention who
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In the "reorganised Vlrglna" movement
that led to the division of the state and the
formation of West Virginia as a loyal
member of the union. He was the first
attorney-general of the new state, and at
one time the confederacy set a price upon
his head. He leaves a wife but no children.
His death was sudden, caused by kidney
A Maniac's Suicide
STOCKTON, Cal., Jan. 18.—At 9
o'clock this morning, Mrs. John Hess of
Tracy shot herself In the mouth with a
revolver. Inflicting a wound pronounced
fatal. The deed is supposed to have
been committed In a fit of insanity. Mrs.
Hess Is 30 years old and the wife of a
well-known citizen of the town. She
has been ill for some time, and at Inter
vals complained of her head troubling
her. She feared that she would become
Insane, and this morning stated that her
head felt very strange. It was only
shortly afterward that the act was com
mitted. Mrs. Hess' family resides in
San Francisco.
Has Traveled Throughout the West in
the Cause of Freedom—He Is
Awaiting Orders
Captain E. P. Mahoney, the young
patriot who is representing the New
Orleans agent of the Cuban Junta
throughout the west, reached Los Ange
les Monday by boat from the north and
will remain here awaiting further In
structions from headquarters. When
seen yesterday at the Hollenbeck, Capt
Mahoney gave an interesting account of
his work in the north and west which
has been uniformly successful, until In
San Francisco one of the papers of that
city, for some unknown reason, mad.
some mis-statements as to the integrity
of his purpose, and did not see fit to print
the corrections received from headquar
As a consequence Captain Mahoney
has decided to take no further steps un
til in some way the unfortunate matter
has been righted, and although he is
disturbed he is not discouraged and is
waiting here chafing at what he feels to
be an entirely unnecessary interruption
in his work.
Captain Mahoney, although born in
Ireland, came to America when but 11
years of age, and through his brother,
an engineer on one of the steamships
that ply between New York and Cuba,
obtained employment In the latter place
and lived there until 1893, when he came
to the United States for the World's
fair. From Chicago he went to Butte,
Mont., where he visited relatives until
the war broke out in Cuba, when he re
turned there and fought with and for
the insurgents. His memory of how the
people were treated even in times of
peace made him more than ready to take
up their cause in active warfare. Last
June, however, he felt that he might be
able to do the cause more good by com
ing back and endeavoring to raise mon
ey and arouse active Interest and sym
pathy for the Insurgents.
Having made arrangements with J.
Nelson Polhemus, the New Orleans
agent for the junta, Captain Mahoney
struck out for Montana, and since July,
1897, he has traveled all over the west,
visiting all the principal cities by way of
Salt Lake to Seattle and thence down
the coast to San Francisco.
His method ho says has been to call
mass meetings in each place lrw which
he has stopped and by telling the people
everywhere the truth —the half of which
has never yet been told—of the perse
cution, the atrocities, the horrors perpe
trated on soldiers, citizens, women and
children, has tried to arouse enough in
terest to get up some substantial form
of sympathy, either by resolutions to
send to congress, or money to forward
the New Orleans agent, who remits It in
turn to the treasury.
Captain Mahoney says he has met
with the most uniform courtesy and en
couraging success in every way by both
press and people, and in every place he
has visited until in San Francisco came
the unexpected and unwarranted at
tack, and even there It was only one of
the papers which questioned his integ
rity and the honesty of his purpose and
work, the others all aiding him in every
way possible. He expects to get defi
nite instructions by the end of this week
and then he will begin active work
An Insurance Quibble
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19.—A transcript has
been filed in the United States Court of
Appeals from the United States Court
that presents a peculiar insurance ques
tion. Some time ago Dr. Jeannle C. Mc-
Clother took poison by mistake for med
icine at Kansas City. He had an ac
cident insurance policy for 15000 in the
Provident Mutual Accident Company of
Philadelphia. His widow brought suit
to collect $5000, but It was decided against
her on the ground that death from poi
soning was not an accident within the
meaning of the word In the policy. She
has now taken recourse to tho Court of
Appeals to reverse the decision.
Brazilian Intriguing
810 DE JANEIRO, Jan. 19. — Senor
Pinhelro, Senor Jose Mariano and Senor
Tlmotes Castro, members of tbe Cham
ber of Deputies of Brazil, and two civil
ians, all of whom were accused of lead
ing therevolutionary plot,will withdraw.
This magr result in the imprisonment ot,
Supreme Court and the
Headworks Cases
Councilmen Were Advised Against
Precipitancy—Little Gathering
in the Mayor's Office
Unless the supreme court today de
cides what are known as the Pomeroy
and Hooker cases, the justices of that
court who heard the argument in this
city last October will cease drawing
their salaries until they do render a de
cision. The state law gives the Justloes
of that court three months In which to
render decisions after the argument has
been made, the penalty for failure to re
turn their finding within that time beins
a suspension of their salaries so long as
the case remains undecided.
The Pomeroy and Hooker cases, which
are a part of the water works litigation
to which the city Is a party, were argued
at the October session of the supreme
court in this city. There are two of
these cases the titles of which are iden
tical, and both were heard at the same
time, as the same' questions are Involved
in each. A decision was expected long
ago, but week after week has paseed and
there has been nothing done by the
court. The cases were long ago briefed
by the attorneys for both sides and the
briefs submitted. The limit of time pro
vided in the statute expires today and It
is expected that if the decisions are not
forthcoming at once there Will be nt
most but a few days' further delay.
That these cases are so near a final
settlement Is another proof of the falsity
of the statements made by certain city
officials In the San Francisco Call that
the present administration in the city
government has wasted a year and done
nothing toward securing for the city the
ownership of the water works. It is nec
essary that the points involved in these
cases be decided before the first steps to
ward a new system such as Mr. Grlder
says he desires can be taken, for these
cases involve the city's title to the lands
upon which the headworks of the water
system are to be constructed.
The attorneys for the city in the wa
ter litigation have repeatedly reported to
the council that the first thing to be
considered, whether the city purchases
the plant of the water company or builds
a plant of its own independent of the
present system, is the construction of a
permanent headworks from which to
derive its supply. It is Just this that is
Involved in the suit now before the su
preme court. Months ago the city be
gan condemnation proceedings to secure
the ownership of 300 acres of what is
known as the Pomeroy and Hooker land.
The city won its case in the lower court
and the price set upon the land, $25,000,
was paid Into court, where it still re
mains. The defendants appealed the
case and it is this appeal that the su
preme court will have to decide. The
land Is considered the best that could be
secured as a site for a headworks. Ev
ery step In the case has been carefully
taken by the attorneys for the city, and
they are confident that the decision of
the court will be in favor of the munici
pality. As soon as the decision has
been rendered, if it Is favorable to the
city, the construction of headworks can
be begun.
Until a favorable decision for the city
has been rendered by the supreme court
it would be imposible to take even the
preliminary steps toward constructing
a headworks. Mr. Grlder has repeatedly
asserted that the city should at once
begin the construction of a new system,
Ignoring the existence of the present
plant. Such a course would not only be
Impracticable but Impossible, and so the
attorneys for the city have repeatedly
stated Individually to the members of
the council and to the council as a whole.
If more proof than has already been
given that the position taken by the,
mayor, Councilmen Grlder and Hutchi
son is untenable is needed they have
only to refer to the argument made by
the attorneys for the city at the time
that the petition for a water bond elec
tion was heard and debated before the
water supply committee early In De
cember. At that time Judge C. C.
Wright appeared as attorney for the
petitioners. The petition asked the
council to call a special election for the
purpose of issuing bonds for the con
struction of a water plant. It contained
the signatures of nearly 3200 persons,
and on Dec. 3 representatives of the pc-
tltioners were heard before the commit
The attorneys for the city then stated
that the contract with the water com
pany expired next July and provides
that at that time the city Is to pay if or
the improvements. If, as a result of ne
gotiations, no value can be placed upon
the plant which will be agreed to by both
parties the matter Is to be settled by
arbitration. The city had anticipated
the expiration of the contract by de
manding that the company arbitrate
now. There Is nothing In the contract
which can be construed as meaning that
the company must arbitrate before the
contract expires.
In his statement made before the com
mittee Major Lee said: "The rational
construction of the contract is that the
value of the plant is to be determined as
soon as the contract expires and then
this value Is to be fixed by arbitration if
It Is found necessary to arbitrate."
The contention of the city's attorneys in
the matter was and Is that the value of
the plant Is not to be considered today
but the question to be decided between
the city and the company is what will
the plant be worth on the day that the
contract expires. Some of the ablest
attorneys In the city have stated that
the consent of the company to arbitrate
now Ib a matter of courtesy and con
venience and that if they so desired,
they could stop all proceedings until the
contract had expired. It has also been
given as their opinion that the council
has done all that It could do, tn fact that
the work now being prosecuted by the
water supply committee to secure a
conference with the representatives of
the company is all that can be done at
the present time. The company has
communicated with the council that It
1b now securing the consent of its.stock
holders to tbe proposition to arbitrate
and any person who |s»<rwi. wjasA j|a
specialists ro« musts or mm.
,f v " v nlve sn a '' rnen, recently contracted,
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WBifj. 3* petent doctors until it has become chronic and
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j£& Carpets, Mattings, furniture
@BffiL dnd StOVeS At Lowest Prices y
I. T. MARTIN, 531-533 S. Spring St.
S. F. Wellington Coal $10.50 Per Ton
Delivered to any part ot the eltr. Be certain ol gettiui: the netting the genuine arUat* ua
mixed with inferior product*. It lasts longer and saves money.
Banning Company SglSKtafc
porations are will admit that that is all
that the company can do at present.
A Private Conference
For two hours or more there was a
conference In the mayor's private office
yesterday afternoon In which the
mayor, Councilmen Grlder, Telfair
Crelghton, Ernest Abs Hagen and a
Call reporter participated. That they
were discussing the water question is
known, but the result of their delibera
tions they did not announce. It was af
ter 5 oclock when they departed, and
when they were ready to leave one of
the party suggested that as there were
several reporters In the outer office, it
might be well for them to leave the pri
vate office singly. The mayor demurred,
however, and they all came out to
The.First Wife's Child Not Left in
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19.-Judge
Hanna, in the Orphans' Court, has set
tled the estate of Arthur Padelford,
whose first wife was Bettlna Girard, the
daughter of Gen. Ordway of Washing
ton. He decided that the estate should
be distributed as if Mr. Padelford had
made no will and codicil.
Under the ruling the heirs will be the
decedent's widow, who was his second
wife, and Valeric, his daughter by Bet
tlna Qirard.
Mr. Padelford married Elizabeth Ord
way, or Bettina Girard, in 1885. They
lived In Paris and other European citleß
and In 1887 the daughter was born to
them. Subsequently Mrs. Padelford re
turned to this country and soon after the
husband began divorce proceedings in
Vienna. At this time he made a will di
recting that no part of his estate should
be paid to his wife or to the child, stat
ing that the child was not his. In 1889
a decree of divorce was granted.
Equity proceedings were begun in this
city in 1892 by Gen. Ordway, for the
daughter Valeric, which resulted Anally
In Mr. Padelford recognizing her as his
child and making an allowance for her
Mr. Padelford married on March 27
1895, and died June 7, 1896, leaving a
widow, Mrs. Edith Grant Padelford, and
the daughter by his first wife. The ques
tion before the court was the proper
distribution of the funds In the hands
of the surviving trustee. There Is a
balance for distribution of $222,204 prin
cipal and $3,754 Income.
Lay Flans for a Policy to Be Pursued
by Them
POCATELLO, Idaho, Jan. 19.—The
Tribune publishes the following Inter
view with ex-Senator Dv Bols on the
future policy of the silver Republicans
In Idaho and the West:
"The plain announcement of Secretary
Gage that the administration intends to
make permanent the gold standard, re
tire the greenbacks and turn the con
trol of the nation's currency over to the
national banks, completely vindicates
the Judgment and patriotism of the Sil
ver Republicans In forever quitting the
Republican party. After the adoption
of the St. Louis platform the rank and
file of the Republicans In Idaho, who
clung to the old party in the hope that
it would do something for silver, now
that the national party has thrown off
all disguise, and stands squarely for
gold monometallism, will follow no fur
ther. They will ally themselves with
their former political associates and join
the Silver Republican ranks.
"There is no room for a Republican
party In Idaho. I believe the Silver Re
publican is the strongest party In Idaho.
They should use their strength for the
purpose of advancing the full restora
tion of silver and not for the advance
ment of individuals.
"Appearances indicate that the sliver
forces will combine in these Western
States and stop fighting each other for
the offices. What we desire Is the ac
complished fact of silver restoration and
the only way to bring this to pass Is for
the silver forces of the country to unite."
A Salvation Victim
NEW YORK. Jan. 19.—After years of
Incessant fighting in the courts the Sal
vation Army .has Just established its
right to hold open air meetings with
coronet accompaniments In the streets
of Oreenport, L. 1., notwithstanding the
existence of an ordinance against It.
Twice the army has met with defeat in
court, but its victory was finally estab
lished when the appellate division hand
ed down an order reversing all Judg
The appeal was based on the conten
tion that the ordinance was unconsti
tutional, because particularly directed
against the Salvation Army, and there
fore in violation of the Fourteenth
Amendment to the United States Con
etitution. It appears that the blowing
of fish-horns had never been stopped at
Do Koran Improving
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for Alaska
Will start from San Pedro February 10th,
1898, for
Alaska via Saa Francisco and Seattle
for Ft. Wraneel, Dyea, Skaguay, Juneau,
and Copper River.
Fare #100.00 to Alaskan
Points. Each passenger allowed
1500 Pounds freight
This is the only expedition leaving
Southern California. Procure passage
at once. For full information call on
or address
H. R. DUFFIN, Manager
2t2 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, Cal.
' SM thßroadi^
Ziska Institute
1718 Sacramento Street,
Near Van Keu Aye.
Home and Day School for Olrle
From Primary through Collej late work. 8a
Krlor advantage! In Language* and Musto
dividual attention. Small cusses. SpMls
students ad It ted.
MME. R BISKA. A. M- Principal.
Druggist and Chemist
222 N. Main Street, Los Angeles
Prescriptions carefully compounded day or
Allen's Press Clipping Bureau
283 West Second Street
Los Angeles, Cal.
Furnish advance reports on all contract work,
such as sewers, reservoirs, Irrigation and pump,
ing plants and publlo buildings PeraonaloUp.
pings from all papers in the United statu.
West Glendale—
Winery and Vineyards
CHAS. B. PIRONI, Proprietor
No, 840 N. Main Bt.. Baker block. Tetonhone
886. P O. box 18, Station 0. H'sM'«d«T«ble
and Medicinal Wines. My speolaity: Beora
mental Wine*. Ture Grape Brandies ol my
own distillation. ,
J«V*tlHr"l *\e*»«r»l notbaral
Mrs. Winslow's Boothing Syrup has been
used for over 60 years by.millions ot moth
i era for their children "bile teeUlng with
i perfect success. It soothes the child, softj
' ens the gums .allays all pain, cure, wind
I colic, and Is the best remedy for Diarrhoea.
Sold by druggists In every part of the
world. Be sure and ask for "Mrs. Wins
low's Soothing Syrup" and take no ©thee
kind. 24 cents a bottle. .
Baker Ironworks
960 to 960 Bucna Vista Street,
Adjoining » P- Grounds. 1 el. W
has been confined to his bed since Thurs
day last with gastric fever. To his
friends he sends greetings and assur
ances that it Is nothing serious and that
he will be around In a day or two.
Strange to say, Mrs. De Koven and her
maid both have had an attack of the
same disease.
Mr. De Koven attributes his trouble
to the change from the cold weather of-
New York to the warm air found hero.
American Competition
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19,—The clear
est exposition of the real extent of
American competition In Europe that
has ever been presented officially, prob
ably, is that given In a report to the
State Department from Frank Mason,
United Statee Consul-General at Frank
fort, and published In the dally con
sular reports. Mr. Mason treats the
subject broadly, but naturally he finds
tbe main points for his theme directly
under his observation in Germany,
where the struggle is meet bitter.
A National Land Deal
LONDON, Jan. 19,—The Times this
morning, in a special article reviewing
the history ot the negotiations with the
United States for the acquisition of the
Danish West Indies in 1868, concludes as
"It remains to. be seen whether Den
mark will expose herself and her colo-

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